Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (SARS-COV-2), popularly known as COVID-19 is an infectious disease. This is a respiratory infectious disease that has become a global pandemic.
COVID-19 pandemic has challenged global resources allocation and management systems especially in the public health domain. The health professionals are threatened by the super-spreading behaviour of novel coronavirus due to risk of infection while working in hospitals, large amount of protective equipment is in demand for health professionals.
Bangladesh has been struggling to fight against Covid-19 for the last 3 months. Initially the number of deaths and infection were low. But the number of affected has crossed one lac. There is an active shortage of medical professionals, doctors, nurses and medical staff members. According to WHO, Bangladesh’s doctor-patient ratio is 5.26 per 10,000 people the second lowest in South Asia.
The situation is getting worse with Covid-19 more frontline workers are now testing positive. With the crisis, pandemic non Covid patients who are suffering from serious life threatening illness are also at a great risk nowadays in Bangladesh where the health care system was already under huge stress even before the epidemic.
Cancer patients are more vulnerable to be infected as they are highly immuno-compromised. Covid-19 disease is highly contagious. So patients as well as health professionals who are actively providing service to the patients have a high risk to get infected. Fear of being infected has been a persistent concern within the health professionals particularly doctors and nurses.
We Hospice family with support of donation from ওয়াপদা কলোনী ক্রীড়া ও সাংস্কৃতিক সংঘ took this decision to provide health professionals PPE and KN95 masks so that they can smoothly provide the service for the patient. We have chosen health professionals of NICRH (National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital) and Radiotherapy Department of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).
We express our heartfelt gratitude to ওয়াপদা কলোনী ক্রীড়া ও সাংস্কৃতিক সংঘ for this great support and hope in future WAPDA Colony Sports & Cultural Union will continue to work with us.